Srdjan Bulat, born in 1986 in Split, Croatia, started playing guitar at the age of eight. In 2010 he graduated summa cum laude from the Music Academy in Zagreb, where he studied with Darko Petrinjak, member of the Zagreb Guitar Trio and one of the world’s foremost guitar pedagogues. During his career he has won prizes in almost all of the most prestigious international guitar competitions, including second and third prizes in the Michele Pittaluga in Alessandria, second prize in the Alhambra, Valencia and Gredos San Diego, Madrid, and first prize in the Fernando Sor in Rome and the Julián Arcas in Almeria. He has also won numerous special awards for the best interpretation of Spanish music, a prominent feature in all of his solo recitals and recordings. In September 2011 Srdjan Bulat won the first prize and special prize for the best interpretation of works by Tárrega in the Francisco Tárrega competition in Benecasim, Spain, for which he was given the opportunity to record for Naxos. He is currently a postgraduate student at the Music Academy in Zagreb, finishing his specialist thesis, a written analysis and four extensive concerts focusing on Croatian contemporary music for classical guitar. In September 2012 he embarks on postgraduate study at the Royal Academy of Music in London as winner of an ABRSM scholarship award.